Splinter the Rat’s Words of Wisdom

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 10, 2021


Photo: Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)

The year was nineteen ninety when a very life changing film was released into theaters—Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. Assembled with the help of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and MC Hammer in the soundtrack, this film brought ...


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The Beauty of Science Fiction

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 3, 2021



The top-rated late-night radio show in the late-nineties was bestowed on Coast-to-Coast AM, a talk show program that centered around paranormal topics and the supernatural. The show’s host was broadcaster and author, Art Bell. Listeners would tune in during long distance commutes, with some positive reviewers exclaiming how much ...

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It Has Begun

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 26, 2021


Photo: Mortal Kombat logo from the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System


Call it what it is: Nostalgia. Intellectual property rights. Series reboot. The chills start to form as soon as Scorpion drags SubZero’s masked face across the screen and yells, “Get over here!” The goblet of Summer 2021 Blockbusters ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Golden Spiral

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2021





There is a special world where two mysterious, round orbs fly in the sky and a waterfall that pours silver runs freely. It is on this planet where each animal has a special ability. It is another day of exam training for Spiral, a golden canine. One evening, Spiral meets ...



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Character Design Brainstorming: The Monster Among Us

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 10, 2020




We live in a world of routine, predictability, and pedestrian problems. (2020 doesn't count. Much.)

Magic doesn't really seem to exist in our world.

Or does it?

Perhaps we live above a very thin surface, like floating on a tranquil lake, and just underneath it there are ghouls ...








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On the Outside Looking In

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2020




I was surprised and saddened to learn just the other day that Rene Auberjonois passed away at the end of last year. Even before the upheaval of the pandemic hit us, I think life was busy and a bit chaotic, and I just missed it.

I'd been a fan ...




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The Cartoons that Raised Us: Daria (1997-2002)

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 2, 2020



In the late nineties, mTV answered the call for the need of a high school student that was not centered around the cheerleading squad or the football jocks with Daria. Luckily, I was in junior high, living in the Southern California suburbs around the debut of the series, which meant ...

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Pixar’s Loop Will Send You on a Loop of Your Own

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2020



Sitting back on a Friday evening, remote control in hand, I decided to watch one of the latest Pixar Animated short films. To me a short film is the perfect length of time (six to nine minutes) to tell a story with an exposition, rising action, climax, and resolution. They ...

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Structural Integrity

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2019



We've talked many times about story structure and different elements of it. But what about structure that's specific to web comics?

If someone does a “gag” or standalone series of strips, it's one thing - but there are still questions to answer. Like, do you have a character ...



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Duchamp and Dadaism: A Passion that Never Fades

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 29, 2019



I have come across many awe-inspiring sights Along my Summer travels across the Eastern Coast of the United States. I have walked inside grand mansions decorated with Victorian-era Second Empire, French Rococo Revival, and Aesthetic movements on Newport, Rhode Island; I touched a replica of the Caves of Lascaux in ...

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